Turkish Pronunciation & Accents
Geo-social Applications of the Natural Phonetics & Tonetics Method
Luciano Canepari & Francesca Balzi
University of Venice, University of Izmir
This book applies the principles of Natural Phonetics & Tonetics to describe the pronunciation of Turkish, including intonation, in a precise way never found in earlier treatises (even those by native phoneticians). It includes an introduction to the Natural Phonotonetics Method, which can be used for any other language, as well (without the sadly known limitations of official IPA).
The vowels, consonants, structures, and intonation of Turkish are fully described and transcribed, with many examples of words, sentences, and conversations, in addition to the intonationally integrated IPA sample passage ‘The North Wind and the Sun’.
Different types of Turkish pronunciation are described, including international, neutral, mediatic, traditional, and 16 local accents (with three diachronic stages).
A mini-phono-dictionary contains almost 6000 words for non predictable stress patterns, long vowels, peculiar consonants, usually puzzling and challenging especially for foreigners.
The typical Turkish pronunciation by foreign speakers is also included.
Luciano Canepari, Natural Phonotonetics, University of Venice, Italy, originally trained in the British phonetic tradition, later on he developed the Natural Phonotonetics Method.
For Lincom he published (among others): A Handbook of Pronunciation; Natural Phonetics & Tonetics; English Pronunciation & Accents; German Pronunciation & Accents; in addition to Arabic Pronunciation & Accents and Dutch & Afrikaans Pronunciation & Accents and Chinese Pronunciation & Accents (with M. Cerini), Hindi Pronunciation & Accents (with G. Sharma), and Japanese Pronunciation & Accents (with F. Miscio).
ISBN 9783862887545 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Phonetics 20. 281pp. 2016.